Join us for all or part of the day!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Loews Hollywood Hotel
(Free parking will be available at the Loews Hollywood Hotel for Duke Forward attendees.)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Upon arrival, head to the Duke lounge to pick up your registration materials. This is the place to meet with fellow alumni, parents, and friends of the university, chat with representatives from across Duke, and take a minute throughout the afternoon to relax or grab a snack.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start the afternoon with a stimulating keynote address by Brian Hare, New York Times best-selling author and Duke associate professor in evolutionary anthropology. He’ll tackle some of the surprising answers to the question: “What makes our brains human—and how did they get that way?” Hare founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center. His groundbreaking research delves into what makes us uniquely human by exploring how people, dogs, and primates think and solve problems.
LEARN & DISCOVER
ACADEMIC SESSION I 3:15 pm –4:15 pm
ACADEMIC SESSION II 4:30 pm –5:30 pm
Choose two sessions from the list below. Most repeat.
UP FOR THE CHALLENGE: INNOVATION AND GLOBAL HEALTH
Can science and technology create better access to health care and increase the quality and length of women’s lives? For serial inventor, engineer, cancer researcher, and Duke professor Nimmi Ramanujan, the answer is “yes.” Join her for an inspiring discussion about the ways Duke faculty and students are tackling significant global challenges in women’s health.
Join Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics and New York Times best-selling author, for a high-energy talk followed by an opportunity for you to ask your own questions. Ariely’s research focuses on understanding the forces that influence decision making, and his unusual experiments are always interesting, amusing, and informative.
THE ARTS, THE DUKE WAY
Whether it’s a workshop on integrating technology into performances or collaborating with a professor whose work focuses on artificial intelligence, Duke students have ample possibilities for engaging with the arts in every form. Learn from students and Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer Patrick Williams ’61 about some of the exciting opportunities transforming the arts into a central part of the Duke experience.
GLOBAL FINANCE (Session will be offered once at 3:15 p.m.)
Join Emma Rasiel Ph.D.’03, director of the university’s Financial Education Partnership; and Duke Forward co-chairs Bruce Karsh ’77, president and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management; and David Rubenstein ’70, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, for a lively discussion of current trends, challenges, and opportunities in the world’s financial markets.
- David Rubenstein ’70, Co-Chair, Duke Forward
- Bruce Karsh ’77, Co-Chair, Duke Forward
- Emma Rasiel Ph.D. ’03, Director of Duke’s Financial Education partnership
- John Caccavale, ‘81, P’11, Executive Director of the Duke Financial Economics Center and Director of MA Career Advising and Placement
GLOBAL DUKE AND CHINA (Session will be offered once at 4:30 p.m.)
Duke is committed to developing a substantial global presence in order to assure its students and faculty opportunities for learning, research, and engagement in our interconnected world. This includes Duke’s partnering with Wuhan University to create Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China. Join Provost Peter Lange and colleagues in a discussion of Duke’s global strategy and the university’s expectations for these exciting ventures in China and its other global programs.
CONNECT & CELEBRATE
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Duke Forward Program and Strolling Supper
Wrap up a thought-provoking afternoon with an unusual and entertaining evening. Hear from President Richard H. Brodhead and the Los Angeles Co-Chairs as they share the vision for Duke Forward and the exciting initiatives that will propel the university into a new era. Then embark on a sumptuous “strolling supper” to catch up with friends and meet some of the students and faculty who are making a difference in Durham and around the globe.
Cost for this event is $40 per person or $15 per person for Class of 2003—2013 alumni.
Free parking at Loews Hollywood Hotel will be available for Duke Forward attendees.
Blake Byrne ’57
Kareem Cook ’94, M.B.A. ’00
Robin Ferracone ’75
Artyn Gardner ’73
Max Gardner ’73
Lynn Gorguze ’81
Scott Peters ’80
Jamaal Adams ’97
Stephanie Murphy Korszen B.S.E. ’10